Best Design projects brought to you the final status – iSaloni – one of the best trade shows made in Italy, with the most recognized exhibitors presented this year and some comments about this amazing event.
This success is due to the quality of the exhibits and the visitor numbers at the fair. The 53rd edition of the Salone del Mobile notched up a total of 357,212 visitors, 311,781 of them sectoral operators – up 13 % on the 2013 edition.
“Our goal was to make this the best Salone del Mobile in the world and the results have far exceeded our expectations,” Claudio Luti, president of the Salone del Mobile said.
“Buyers, journalists and designers have seen at first hand just how superlative and creative our production chain is, recognising the value of Made in Italy manufacturing and the global importance of the Salone.”
Some Exhibitors at iSaloni:
The 2014 edition marked a powerful synergy with the city of Milan, the creative capital capable of attracting thousands of visitors to design week with the Welcome Project, launched this year in collaboration with the Municipality of Milan and its Department of Fashion and Design. More than 100 students from Milan’s design schools were deployed to greet visitors at information points set up at focal points throughout the city.
It was not all business: the “Where Architects Live” exhibition played a starring role at the Salone. An opportunity to engage with and reflect on the modes and experiences and the art of inhabiting as evidenced by eight exceptional architects: Shigeru Ban, Mario Bellini, David Chipperfield, Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, Zaha Hadid, Marcio Kogan, Daniel Libeskind and Studio Mumbai/Bijoy Jain.
“There is everything to suggest that it will be a tremendous event that will show the world just what Milan and Italy are capable of achieving. We are unfazed by the challenge and are already preparing for a great Salone that will get the Universal Exposition ball rolling.” Luti concluded.